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Kirk Triplett

Player Data

  • Birthdate: March 28, 1962
  • Birthplace: Moses Lake, Wash.
  • Residence: Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • Age: 44 Ht: 6' 3" Wt: 200
  • Turned Pro: 1985
  • College: University of Nevada-Reno

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Player Notes

While he was going to college, he never though about being a professional golfer, his goal was to be a engineer. He earned his degree in civil engineering but decided to try golf for a while. It was a tough haul after he turned professional in 1985, since he didn't make it through Q-school and was forced to play on the Australasian, Asian and Canadian Tours before getting his PGA Tour card in 1989. Since then, he hasn't dropped out of the top 125 and in 2000 had his best season, finishing 11th on the money list with just over $2 million . . Member of 2000 Presidents Cup Team.

Career Victories

PGA Tour
3 - 2000 Nissan Open, Reno-Tahoe Open, 2006 Chrysler Classic of Tucson

Other
1988 Alberta Open, Sierra Nevada Open, Fort McMurray Open; 1996 Merrill Lynch Pebble Beach Invitational

Career Summary

1990 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 13; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 71.09 (ranked 78th); money $183,464 (ranked 88th); best finish, 3rd Buick Classic.

1991 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 71.13 (ranked T92nd); money $137,302 (ranked 112th); best finish, T-11th Shearson Lehman Brothers Open.

1992 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 10; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 72.42 (ranked T-163rd); money $175,868 (ranked 85th); best finish, 2nd, Shell Houston Open.

1993 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 70.98 (ranked 67th); money $189,418 (ranked 90th); best finish, T-3rd Phoenix Open.

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average 70.12 (ranked 20th); money $422,171 (ranked 38th); best finish T-2nd, AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 24; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average 70.22 (ranked T-15th); money $644,607 (ranked 29th); best finish T-2nd, Buick Invitational and Canon Greater Hartford Open.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 16; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 70.58 (ranked 38th); money $321,714 (ranked 65th); best finish 2nd, Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average 70.56 (ranked T45th); money $541,023 (ranked 39th); best finish 3rd, Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic.

1998 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average 70.80 (ranked T48th); money $472,145 (ranked 59th); best finish T7th, Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic and FedEx St. Jude Classic.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average 70.50 (ranked 30th); money $863,399 (ranked 47th); best finish T3rd, Touchstone Energy Tucson Open.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; rounds played - 97 ; in money -21; top-10 finishes - 10; money $2,099,943 (ranked 11th); Winner at the Nissan Open.

2000 Stats
Scoring - 70.21 / (20th); driving distance - 273.4 / (90th); driving accuracy -72.5% / (35th); GIR - 69.7% / (15th); putting - 1.750 / (27th); birdie average - 3.92 per rd / (18th) / total birdies - 380; sand saves - 55.1% / (84th); scrambling - 60.4% / (83rd); all-around rank - 370 / (12th)

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; rounds played - 83 ; in money -19; top-10 finishes - 5; money $1,388,202 (ranked 38th); best finish 2nd at the Michelob Championship at Kingsmill

2001 Stats
Scoring - 70.32 / (29th); driving distance - 269.9 / (178th); driving accuracy -75.3% / (12th); GIR - 70.3% / (19); putting - 1.757 / (57th); birdie average - 3.84 per rd / (37th) / total birdies - 319; sand saves - 58.5% / (23rd); scrambling - 62.8% / (36th); all-around rank - 444 / (22nd).

2002 Notes
Finished the highest on the money list since 1993.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; rounds played - 79 ; in money -18; top-10 finishes - 3 money $843,273 (ranked 79th); best finish 3rd at the John Deere Classic;

2002 Stats
Scoring - 70.62 / (38th); driving distance - 275.0 / (145th); driving accuracy -74.9% / (15th); GIR - 66.1% / (86th); putting - 1.748 / (32nd); birdie average - 3.90 per rd / (29th) / total birdies - 308; sand saves - 54.8% / (40th); all-around rank - 535 / (33rd).

2003 Notes
12 top-25 finishes, earned over $2 million for the 2nd time in his career

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; Rounds Played - 90; in money - 20; top -10 Finishes - 5; money $2,001,561 Rank (29th); Best finish: Won at The Reno-Tahoe Open

2003 Stats
Scoring - 70.41 / (39th); Driving Distance - 281.8 / (128th); Driving Accuracy - 72.9% / (19th); GIR - 68.9% / (19th); Putting - 1.776 / (94th); Birdie Average - 3.79 per rd / (53rd) / Total Birdies - 341; Sand Saves - 55.8% / (23rd); All-Around Rank - 483 / (23rd).

2004 Notes
13 top-25 finishes

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; Rounds Played - 84; in money - 19; top -10 Finishes - 6; money $1,566,426 Rank (38th); Best finish: 5th at the Chrysler Championship

2004 Stats
Scoring - 70.31 / (25th); Driving Distance - 279.1 / (167th); Driving Accuracy - 72.1% / (12th); GIR - 67.7% / (31st); Putting - 1.752 / (28th); Birdie Average - 3.76 per rd / (37th) / Total Birdies - 316; Sand Saves - 49.3% / (92nd); All-Around Rank - 491 / (20th).

2005 Notes
Limited to 18 events due to elbow injury. Underwent right elbow surgery on damaged tendons on July 21 and didn't return until October at the Funai Classic.

2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 18; Rounds Played - 52; in money - 177; top -10 Finishes - 1; money $598,145 Rank (128th); Best finish: T-9th at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship

2005 Stats
Scoring - 71.16 / (103rd); Driving Distance - 276.0 / (187th); Driving Accuracy - 70.4% / (17th); GIR - 64.3% / (121st); Putting - 1.769 / (64th); Birdie Average - 3.52 per rd / (98th) / Total Birdies - 183; Sand Saves - 56.3% / (21st); All-Around Rank - 804 / (108th).

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